Perkins School for the Blind Hires Veteran Fundraiser as Chief Development Officer

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Perkins School for the Blind has brought on a veteran fundraiser for non-profit organizations.

David Whalen brings his 25 years experience to his new role as Chief Development Officer. He will oversee the Perkins Trust – which raises funds from a variety of sources to support Perkins’ programs and initiatives – and work with the Perkins leadership team to develop new funding opportunities that will allow Perkins to expand its mission, according to the announcement from the school.

He previously worked with the New England Aquarium, Partners in Health and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Whalen said he enjoyed the energy he found when visiting the Perkins campus, and likened it to a start-up company.


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